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Today's News

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    She hates her little dog, too

  • Sports briefs

    LITTLE LEAGUE
    Ken-Caryl boys win district title,  advance to state tournament
    AURORA
    — Ken-Caryl Little League’s U-12 major league baseball team won its first District 5 championship with a 13-2 victory over The Academy Little League on July 13 at Mission Viejo Park.

  • Column: Decker jacked up for camp, ’13 season

    LITTLETON — Eric Decker is excited. That may not necessarily be the norm for an NFL player with training camp a little more than a week away, but the 26-year-old Denver Broncos wide receiver has plenty of reasons to be excited.
    He married country music singer Jessie James last month, he’s got a reality TV show set to debut later this summer on the E! network, and his team is pegged to be a Super Bowl contender by everyone. What’s there not to be excited about?

  • Summer 7-on-7 offers learning experience for area teams

    The sweltering heat beats down on the players. For the 12 teams at Dakota Ridge High School’s annual 7-on-7 football tournament July 11 it was another day in the dog days of summer. It was also another chance for those teams, such as Columbine, to work on team building with the regular season a mere six weeks away.
    “We’re just working hard. That’s what we came out to do. Work hard, run routes, do all the things you’re supposed to and win,” Columbine senior Zack Smith said.

  • Decker, Thomas give back to kids

    One look at 7-year-old Paolo Tafoya and you can tell that the Fox Creek Elementary School student loves football. On one side of his Mohawk-shaved head is the number 87. On the other, the number 88. One number is orange, the other is blue to represent Denver Broncos wide receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

  • Unincorporated Jeffco now under stage 1 fire restrictions

    Due to recent rainfall, the stage 2 fire ban in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County was lifted last Friday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Unincorporated areas are still under stage 1 fire restrictions, which allow recreational fires within a permanent fire grate in a park, campground, residence or picnic area.

    Fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode are prohibited, and smoking must be done in areas cleared of combustible material.

  • Early-morning fire at Columbine High quickly put out

    A second fire in 10 days at Columbine High School has been extinguished.

    A carpet dryer being used by a construction crew at the school early Thursday morning malfunctioned and caused a small fire. The flames were quickly extinguished but caused a large amount of smoke.

    No injuries were reported.

    It was the second fire in two weeks at Columbine High. On July 3, a fire in the ceiling of the school was started by welders putting in a new metal door.

  • Soil testing to end on parcel at Reynolds Landing Park

    A quarter of an acre of open space near the future home of the Breckenridge Brewery will no longer undergo annual tests of its contaminated soil but instead will be subject to a ban on excavation.

    Littleton and the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District have agreed to stop testing the soil at Reynolds Landing Park and instead have placed environmental restrictions on the 0.24-acre parcel. No excavation could take place without the consent of the city and South Suburban.  

  • Littleton council schedules hearing on Broadstone apartments

    The Littleton City Council will hear arguments on July 30 for and against the contested Broadstone at Littleton Station development, a 250-unit apartment complex proposed for the southwest corner of South Bemis Street and Littleton Boulevard.

    The development received approval from the city’s planning department, but the Planning Board voted unanimously not to recommend approval of the necessary rezoning. 

  • Pyrotechnics pack them in

    It just doesn’t feel like the Fourth of July without a big, colorful fireworks display. 

    Especially if you’re the one putting on the show.

    “This is our Fourth of July. Some people have barbecues — we shoot fireworks,” said Les Nack, a member of the Western Enterprises Inc. crew that was responsible for Littleton’s 21-minute-long fireworks display to cap the city’s July Fourth celebration. “I think you have to have a little firebug in you to do this job.”